Op-Ed: Living United: Nurse Family Partnership helps new moms navigate the first two years
The Lycoming County United Way’s mission is to “mobilize the collective resources of our community to change lives by fighting for the health, education, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in every community.”
The coalition is working to build successful families in Montour and Columbia Counties, joining leaders for an event at the Danville Childhood Development Center.
Those in attendance were: Angela Mattis, Montour County District Attorney; Ashley Mensch, director, Columbia County Family Center; Allison Shay, parent educator, Parents as Teachers; a mother benefiting from voluntary home visits and Kari King, president and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.
Childhood Begins at Home held an event in March to highlight the need for more evidence-based home visiting in Montgomery County.
Those who participated included:
Nadine Miller, deputy administrator, Resource Division, Office of Children and Youth, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services;
Kevin Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney;
Rosemarie Halt, senior director of policy, Maternity Care Coalition;
A mother benefiting from voluntary home visits; and
Kari King, president and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.
Family support advocates joined together at the Kingsley Center to discuss the need for evidence-based home visiting in Allegheny County.
The event included:
Marc Cherna, director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services;
Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department;
Cara Ciminillo, executive director of Trying Together;
Local families benefiting from voluntary home visits; and
Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.
Lycoming County First Assistant District Attorney Martin Wade, joined with the Nurse-Family Partnership and other statewide and regional partners for a press conference at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport, to discuss evidence-based home visiting and the Childhood Begins at Home campaign’s efforts to ensure more state funding for the programs in Lycoming County.